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Riding holidays at the Posthotel Achenkirch in Tirol

Lovers of proud and elegant horses will find a true paradise for riding holidays in Austria at the Posthotel Achenkirch. Horseback riding holidays at Lake Achensee in Tirol are very special indeed: enjoy the wonderful feeling of horseback riding with your Lipizzaner over snow-covered meadows, through snowy forests or along the banks of the Achensee.


A passion for horses from the very beginning

The Posthotel director, Karl Reiter, realised a long-time riding tradition and passion with the establishment of the Posthotel stud. In 1975 he (a non-rider!) acquired his first horses. In 1985 the first stallion arrived at the Posthotel Achenkirch from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. More Lipizzaners came from Vienna, from the Austrian national stud in Piber and from Hungarian breeders. The stud farm at the Posthotel Achenkirch with its 9 Imperial greys is today famed as a part of Europe’s largest private Lipizzaner stud!


Riding holidays for adults

Horses radiate a special peace and strength that has a relaxing effect on humans. Horseback riding at the Achensee, surrounded by the Karwendel mountains and in the midst of unspoilt nature, you can particularly savour this sense of well-being. The Posthotel Achenkirch has attractive offers for riding holidays in Tirol for both beginners and the more advanced.


Your riding holiday in Austria will teach you galloping, not pirouettes

Perfect for you: our Lipizzaners are riding mounts, not show horses. Learn about what is probably the oldest race of horses in the world with riding instruction at the Posthotel Achenkirch in Tirol, riding in the wonderful landscape of the Tirolean mountains or on a carriage trip through the Achen Valley. The Posthotel Achenkirch makes each rider’s dreams come true on the back of a Lipizzaner!

By the way, did you know that Lipizzaner foals are born black?


Management training with Lipizzaner horses

Carina Prantl is the first to have brought training and certification in the EAGALA method (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning) to Austria. The Posthotel is proud to work with these expert trainers and horse specialists and to be able to pass on this experience to you. Seminar topics include: Leadership, teamwork and communication. You do not need any knowledge of horses or riding. In the seminars do not involve riding on horses. Prices and dates on request.

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Our stud farm

The large, light & airy stables and lush green pastures make the Posthotel Achenkirch’s stud a paradise for both horses and riders.

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Horseback riding courses & excursions

The Posthotel Achenkirch is the perfect place for a riding holiday in Tirol both for beginners and the more advanced. Our certified riding instructors look forward to seeing you!

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Excursions by horse-drawn sleigh

Journeying through the snow-covered winter landscape on a horse-drawn sleigh, the snow crunching under the hooves of the horses as you snuggle up together under warm blankets – a real-life winter fairy tale at the Achensee!

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Our offers

We offer everything horse lovers could wish for: we have hitched our riding holidays in Tirol to attractive packages to let you forget the cares of everyday life!

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